Yeah, being Jewish and actually knowing Jewish men of that era, I didn't even get that the guy was supposed to be acting like that because of being Jewish. I thought he was just an obnoxious, sexist dope. He wasn't even Borscht Belt, he was just a schmuck.
I think that Ginsberg seems like a caricature of a Jewish person in the 60's rather than a real person. The loud jacket, the loud voice, the over the top attitude. I expected him to head to the Friar's club. I have never met anyone in real life who is like that.
Not being American I have no idea what the stereotypes regarding Jewish people of this era were, so this is fascinating. I just thought he was a weird, inappropriate, gauche, clueless putz [and yes, I realize that last word is yiddish.] As to the scene with his father, was that one of New York's tenement buildings, the ones that still exist on the Lower East Side? And while the father might not have been a Holocaust survivor, with that accent he could well be a refugee who got out just before the war.
Megan is a beautiful woman whose outfits this season often let her down. The bra she sports in her "come to Fire Island" scene with Don was godawful, and I still haven't managed to scrub the memory of those granny panties from E3 outta my mind. I know the clothes then were vile, but recalling Trudy's pink flamingo/ marshmallow getup from when she was pregnant, and all they have done to January Jones who was NEVER that fat, even when she was expecting, it all makes me wonder if they just want these women to look ridiculous.
I'm not going to lie, the scene with Betty getting out of the tub. Yikes.
Was that a body double perhaps? The actress looked genuinely beefy, and not in a "Jimmy Glick" fat-makeup way.
Edited by Libby1975, Apr 2, 2012 @ 3:32 AM.